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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Middle Level Education, B.S.


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The Middle Level Education program provides enrolled students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to be an effective educator of students in grades 4 through 8. Middle Level Education students concentrate in one of four areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Middle Level Education students may also choose to complete a double concentration in the following areas: Mathematics/Science, Mathematics/Social Studies, Mathematics/English, Science/Social Studies, or Science/English. Students in the Middle Level Education program master the content and pedagogical knowledge required to become transformative classroom teachers able to promote academic achievement and support diverse populations of learners.

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements  

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Middle Level Education must achieve a 3.0 or higher in each of the following six courses: FCO 105 EDU 260 MLE 201 SE 220 , and two MAT courses: either MAT 115  and MAT 150  (required for all concentration majors except for MLE Math/Science double concentration majors) or MAT 150  and MAT 171  (required for MLE Math/Science double concentration majors) and demonstrate satisfactory progress on identified professional and personal dispositions. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in order to be determined eligible for PreProfessional Educator Status and in order to enter the Professional Semester and to obtain Pennsylvania teacher certification.

Students seeking certification in Middle Level Education are required to have a minimum of 190 hours of Field Experience prior to the Professional Semester and must meet specific requirements as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Communication course:


Advanced Communication course:


Quantitative Fluency course:


American Citizenship course:


Global Citizenship course:


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Arts course:


Social and Behavioral Sciences course:


Natural and Physical Sciences course:


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. Education majors are required to complete the Transformation: Children, the Family, and Development across the Lifespan Constellation as part of their General Education requirements.

Required Courses


A grade of 2.0 is required in all the courses listed below.

Concentration Area


Students must select one of the following concentration areas to complete:

Social Studies


Mathematics and Science


Mathematics and English/Language Arts


Mathematics and Social Studies


Science and English/Language Arts


Science and Social Studies


Education Electives


Single concentration specialists select 2 credits of electives from ECH, EDU, MLE, SE or SPE. 
Double concentration specialists are not required to complete Education electives.

Elective Courses


Single concentration specialists may choose any 2-3 credits of elective courses. 
Double concentration specialist students are not required to complete elective courses.

Professional Semester


Students are required to have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 before admittance into the Professional Semester.

Single Concentration Specialist Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Double Concentration Specialist Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Spring Semester (18 credits)


Junior Year


Fall Semester (17-18 credits)


Spring Semester (17 credits)


Senior Year


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